The reality of 2045 is not optimistic. The world is on the brink of collapse and chaos. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) only feels alive when he flees to OASIS - the virtual universe where most people spend their days. At OASIS you can travel, experience adventure and be whoever you want. The only limitation is your own imagination. The eccentric genius James Halliday (Mark Rylance) who created OASIS is looking for a worthy successor. He organizes a three-stage competition, in which the prize is a huge fortune and complete control over the universe. Wade and his Big Five friends take on the challenge of finding treasures in a curved reality. In a fantastic world - full of surprises and dangers - they face a task that is more important than the competition itself. They have to save OASIS.